The final match of the 2022 World Cup, which is scheduled to bring together Argentina and France, next Sunday, is threatened with postponement, after the emergence of cases of infection with the camel virus, which hit the “roosters” camp, as the number of cases has so far reached 3 players.
According to “Monte Carlo” radio, the duo Varane and Konati woke up on Friday feeling symptoms of a cold and influenza, and they were isolated from the rest of the players and placed under observation over the coming hours so that the virus would not spread among the players.
Another defender, Dayot Obamecano, was infected with the same virus earlier, and fellow midfielder Adrien Rabiot followed him, before winger Kingsley Coman joined the list of infected people a few days ago.
And if the duo does not recover from the disease in a short period of time, then coach Didier Deschamps will have to change his plan completely, as it is possible that he will convert the right-back Jules Conde to the middle defense and return Benjamin Pavard to the main list.
The final may witness the worst scenario, which is the postponement of the match in the event of an increase in the number of people infected with the camel virus in the ranks of the French national team.
What are the symptoms of the new virus?
New research shows that the persistence of Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in the Arabian Peninsula results from frequent mutations in new strains of the virus incubated by camels.
Camel virus is a viral respiratory infection caused by the Corona virus, and its symptoms may range from mild to severe, including fever, cough, diarrhea and shortness of breath, and the disease is usually more severe in those who suffer from other health problems. It has been proven that camels have antibodies to MERS-CoV, but the main source of infection in camels has not been identified.
It is believed that the infection of camels with it is linked to its spread to humans in an unknown way, and its spread among humans usually requires direct contact with the infected person, and its spread is not common outside hospitals, and therefore its risk to the world population is considered fairly low.